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Structural & Foundation Repair Service Contractors of New Jersey
We take a look beyond normal contracting and ask the real questions at hand: how can I help this family? What type of repair will save their home from structural deterioration? With an arsenal of products and systems at our disposal, it's not a matter of installing all of our products. It's figuring out which ones will address certain problems in specific ways. We take great pride in our work as certified foundation repair contractors that provide services tailored to customer's needs.
Our Solutions to Whole-House Foundation Repair
Each member of our team is trained under strict structural state regulations and building codes to address core problems of foundations. Following these guidelines, we provide house foundation repairs that encompass the entire structure as a whole. We accomplish this by accurately analyzing and measuring foundation settlement sinking lines, concrete cracks in poured or mason foundations, and the extremities in bowed wall cracks. We then install a foundation system that will address a specific problem and reverse it.
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Foundation Problems We Correct
Any crack is bad, but foundation cracks pose a threat to the rest of your home. Further assessment will be needed to understand the causes.
Foundation settlement is a sinking foundation - literally! By installing a foundation pier system, we can shift the weight of the home and realign back into place.
Wall cracks can be within a basement, exterior foundation, or throughout the home. Different walls require a different system to repair and correct.
When your wall has suffered too much pressure, it begins to bow. Depending on the severity we will install a wall anchor or carbon fibers to realign properly.
Foundation Repair Systems & Products
Structural Systems That Work
When dealing with foundations, we have to be careful in administering the correct 'remedy'. Each situation will require a foundation repair system to realign, stabilize, and solidify stronger hold for prevention. This is accomplished using our foundation piers, wall anchors, carbon fibers, or wall supports depending on your needs.
Using The Only Brand We Trust
There are hundreds of manufacturers in the market all claiming the same thing: "We're the best!". However, it takes a company like ours with years of experience to sift through the the most reliable products that work. Our conclusion? SafeBasements™ systems are proven to work, and with the credibility that you expect for structural stability.
If There's a Crack, It's Usually Foundation Settlement
Let's start off by saying that there is no 'one solution fits all'. Anything relating to foundations is complex and therefore must be assessed and inspected before proper recommendations. However, if you're home does not have a basement and your foundation is cracked, it's in our experience that these issues derive from foundation settlement. Settlement is your foundation (and home) literally sinking into the ground. This is caused by shifts in the soil underneath your foundation. How to fix a cracked foundation? Cure the source of the problem: unstable shifting that redistributes the weight of your home improperly causing 'stress' and cracks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How can you tell if your home is sinking or settling?
Answer: In most cases you'll notice a crack in certain areas of your foundation. These cracks are produced by stress within the concrete, where one part of the foundation is secured at a certain leveling point and another part is not. It's hard to describe in words, but in a 3-dimensional plane: if one point moves and the other does not, this causes a break in between the points.
Question: What's the difference between a basement wall crack and a foundation wall crack?
Answer: In some cases they are described the same in layman's terms. Technically, a basement wall is a foundation wall, whereas the basement wall is the foundation of which your home rests on. Sometimes foundation wall cracks are describing cracks in the wall portion of your foundation (even if you don't have a basement). It can be complicated to understand, however the solutions are usually the same: foundation pier for foundation cracks, and wall anchors for basement wall cracks.
Question: I have cracks on the walls in my home (not concrete). What do I do?
Answer: This a definite sign of foundation settlement. While sinking foundations usually harm the concrete, if the problem has persisted for too long or the circumstance has presented a huge shift in soil, it can effect your home's interior. This can also result in 'sticking' or 'stuck' windows and doors. This is caused by the frame of these object being compromised as the house shifts in different angles.
Question: What are bowed walls? Isn't that the same thing as wall cracks?
Answer: Actually, they are relatively similar. Some cases present themselves as wall cracks for sinking foundation problems, while other wall cracks are caused by exterior soil pressure. As this pressure builds, it presses against the basement wall causing it to bow inwards. This is what causes the wall to crack. In most cases you won't be able to see the bowing until the problem presists over long periods of time.